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Feb 17, 2013 4:16 PM

Morehead State Scientists Hope To Fly With NASA

MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) - Morehead State University scientists are hoping to build and fly a series of satellites on NASA missions similar to objects they build and launched into orbit last year.

Morehead State Space Center Director Ben Malphrus told The Independent (http://bit.ly/12Wb702 ) the satellites would collect data scientists would use to produce the most precise measurement ever made of the diffuse X-ray background emanating from the early universe."

The satellite is the CXBN, one of the breadloaf-sized cube sats that are revolutionizing space missions, making space accessible to smaller universities and the private sector.

When the first satellite was launched in September 2012 as a secondary payload on a NASA?rocket, it marked the first launch and successful orbital deployment and operation of a satellite entirely built in Kentucky.

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Information from: The Independent, http://www.dailyindependent.com

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